Montreux – Lugano / approx. 4h50
After two nights in the french speaking part of Switzerland it's time to discover another language region of Switzerland, which is the Italian speaking part. By train you will travel through the Valais to Domodossola in Italy, where you board the panoramic Centovalli train that takes you through Italy to Locarno and the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. After a short train journey to Lugano, the biggest city of Ticino, you will take part in a Risotto Workshop in a typical Ticino style Grotto. A short boat ride across the lake takes you to Grotto San Rocco, where the host will provide you with all the ingredients and tools to cook your own classic "Grotto Risotto", which will be accompanied by a local wine. Enjoy your meal on the terrace overlooking the lake and twinking lights of Lugano in the distance. From September until December the Risotto workshop will take place in the city centre of Lugano without the lake cruise.
Overnight in Lugano.
Highlights: Centovalli train, Lugano, Risotto Workshop